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Thermopro TP20 Thermometer Review

The Thermopro TP20 thermometer is a best seller on Amazon for good reason.If you are looking for an all around thermometer which you can use on the grill, in the smoker, oven or even in the fry pan this is the thermometer for you.

I love a good bargain, and thats what I like about the Thermopro TP20 thermometer. It comes with a Lifetime Sensor Probe warranty. Which means if I’m careless or use the probes incorrectly and I destroy them, thermopro will replace them free of charge. Now thats a bargain I like.

Thermopro TP20 Pros

Unlike the Maverick ET733, there is no syncing required for the thermopro tp20 thermometer. Right out of the box, just put the batteries in and the Thermopro TP20 is ready to go!

  •  Range is 300 feet which means you don’t have to be a slave to the smoker or oven, join the party!! After all it is equiped with an alarm that will go off if your food goes above or below your programmed range
  • The probes are, like I said lifetime warranty!! You won’t find that anywhere else, and besides the are made with food grade stainless steel, are precise and accurate when it comes to telling you the exact temperature of your food. Doesn’t get any better than that, I think!
  • Thermopro TP20 thermometer has all the bells and whistles you may be looking for when it comes to smoking, and grilling. A great temperature range, of 32 F to 572F, along with a nice addition of a count up and down timer.
  • ThTP20  thermometer also has preset doneness levels for different types of meat such as rare, medium and well. Plus, preset temps for 9 different types of meats! This is great news for someone like me who burns just about everything I put on the grill!!

Thermopro TP20  Thermometer Cons

  • Are you fooled by the name? Do you think it is manufactured by Thermoworks? It isn’t. It is manufactured by Itronics. I hope you weren’t fooled.
  • 30-day Warranty just doesn’t cut it for me, even though they are giving you a lifetime warranty on the probes. I like a nice year warranty, but I think the company feels if something is going to go wrong, it will happen within the 30 days. Maybe they are right, so my suggestion is to use it a lot to make sure it is working as it should.

A lot of thermometers have the same issue and its when setting up the temps. If you overshoot your temp, you will have to go all the way thru the temps again. How come someone can’t fix this I have no idea.

Here’s my summary of Thermopro TP20 Thermometer

The Thermopro TP20  thermometer is so easy to use right out of the box. No one wants to spend hours reading over the instruction manual! It gives accurate temperature readings, and is multifunctional. But best of all, it does what a thermometer is supposed to do and that is to make sure you don’t under or overcook your food! And it works!

More to consider:

ThermoPro TP06S Electronic Digital Smoker Thermometer with Stainless Steel Probe for BBQ Oven Grill Food MeatThermoPro TP06S Electronic Digital Smoker Thermometer with Stainless Steel Probe for BBQ Oven Grill Food MeatThermoPro TP08 Wireless Remote Digital Kitchen Cooking Meat Thermometer - Dual Probe for BBQ Smoker Grill OvenThermoPro TP08 Wireless Remote Digital Kitchen Cooking Meat Thermometer – Dual Probe for BBQ Smoker Grill OvenThermoPro TP07 Remote Wireless Digital Kitchen Cooking Food Meat Thermometer with Timer for BBQ Smoker Grill Oven, 300 Feet RangeThermoPro TP07 Remote Wireless Digital Kitchen Cooking Food Meat Thermometer with Timer for BBQ Smoker Grill Oven, 300 Feet Range

Barbecue Thermometers Take a Look

I’d like to think that Barbecue thermometers will last forever. After all, I pay good money for a product and I expect that. The reality is that most products today do not have a long life expectancy. What to do? Pick your product carefully. Check to see what the warranty is. Is the manufacturer a name that you have heard before and you can trust? Where is the product produced? Most likely China. That doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Manufacturers who have plants overseas have strict production guidelines and they produce quality products. If I am familiar with a manufacturer of a barbecue thermometer and feel it is well made, I will purchase it, but I never expect it to last a lifetime.

The biggest killer of Barbecue thermometers is water and heat. Digital styles have a motherboard, with lots of tiny wires and connections. Just like a smart phone, if it gets wet, more than likely it’s ruined. At that point, you can always try to immerse the digital barbecue thermometer in rice for a few days to help dry it out. It might work if you are lucky enough to catch thermometer before it is totally drenched. I say it’s always worth a try!

Heat can cook your digital thermometer too! If you see that you have melted the exterior thermometer casing, imagine what it may have done to the interior wires and motherboard? If you find that your barbecue thermometer isn’t working due to excessive temperatures, I am afraid there isn’t much you can do to resurrect it! Time for a new barbecue thermometer.

Treat your thermometer like you treat your smart phone. With care. Always keep it away from extreme heat and water. Never immerse the unit in water when cleaning. After use, just use paper towels to clean the exterior and probes. Remove the batteries when not in use. Batteries that are kept in the thermometer, can leak causing corrosion to the interior battery compartment and could leak onto the mother board.

Here are a few of the barbecue thermometers that I think are worth taking a look at:

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ChefAlarm (Blue)ChefAlarm (Blue)Grill Kings Bluetooth Barbecue Thermometer, Set of 2 ProbesGrill Kings Bluetooth Barbecue Thermometer, Set of 2 ProbesIvation Long Range Wireless Meat Thermometer w/ Bonus Probe - Remote BBQ Cooking Thermometer - Monitors Up To 325 Feet Away - 3 Probes IncludedIvation Long Range Wireless Meat Thermometer w/ Bonus Probe – Remote BBQ Cooking Thermometer – Monitors Up To 325 Feet Away – 3 Probes IncludedInkbird 150ft Digital Cooking Bluetooth Wireless Grill Meat Oven BBQ Thermometer with Stainless Steel Probe (Thermometer w/ Two Sensors)Inkbird 150ft Digital Cooking Bluetooth Wireless Grill Meat Oven BBQ Thermometer with Stainless Steel Probe (Thermometer w/ Two Sensors)ThermoPro TP08 Wireless Remote Digital Kitchen Cooking Meat Thermometer - Dual Probe for BBQ Smoker Grill Oven - Monitors Food from 300 Feet AwayThermoPro TP08 Wireless Remote Digital Kitchen Cooking Meat Thermometer – Dual Probe for BBQ Smoker Grill Oven – Monitors Food from 300 Feet AwayThermoPro TP20 Wireless Remote Digital Cooking Food Meat Thermometer with Dual Probe for Smoker Grill Oven BBQThermoPro TP20 Wireless Remote Digital Cooking Food Meat Thermometer with Dual Probe for Smoker Grill Oven BBQ

 

Digital Thermometer

Your need a digital barbecue thermometer to Serve excellent, smoky, fall of the bone barbecue is all about temperature and time. Although time plays a role, temperature is vastly more important and critical to excellent results. You can smoke a piece of brisket for the recommended 1.5 hours per pound but if your smoker temperature and internal brisket temperature aren’t properly measured, the time spent smoking away offers little indication your meat is tender and ready.

You need a digital Barbecue Thermometer

Therefore, any backyard barbecue chef or grill master must have a high quality digital barbecue thermometer in their barbecue cooking equipment to check the temperature of their meat. There are two recommended types of digital thermometers to consider.

Probe Thermometers

The first are thermometers where a wired probe is positioned into the meat and connected to a digital display outside your grill or smoker. The probe is left in the meat during cooking. These thermometers have some distinct advantages. First, they limit the need to continually open and close your smoker or grill, keeping valuable heat inside and not extending your cooking times. Second, some of these thermometers come with a wireless remote that you can put in your pocket, giving you the freedom to do other things around the house instead of babysitting your grill or smoker. Third, some thermometers come with a second probe, which is an excellent benefit when you might be barbequing two different types of meat. Or, when barbequing just one type of meat, the second probe can be used to measure the internal temperature of your smoker as a back-up to any built-in thermometer you may have. The only major drawback with these thermometers would be costs, with some models in excess of $50. If you prefer the ease of measurement, the lack of opening and closing your smoker or grill, and the potential to read the temperature of your meat from inside the house, these thermometers are the way to go.

Instant Read Thermometers

The second type of thermometer are instant read thermometers, sometimes referred to as stick thermometers, which are a one piece thermometer with a digital read out which can be used to check temperature and removed. These thermometers have some advantages as well. Primarily, most are inexpensive compare to the thermometers discussed above. But they’re also very easy to use and if you’re cooking more than one type of meat, it’s easy to check the temperature of all of them. Also, it’s an easier and handier product to use around your kitchen anytime. These thermometers, although they work very well, have some issues that you need to consider. The first is, when barbecue and smoking, these thermometers require you to constantly open and close your smoker or grill to check temperatures, which causes lost heat and slows your cooking times. Some of these units are not waterproof and if accidently dropped in water or even sauce, which is a real possibility in the kitchen, they’ll be ruined. If you don’t use a thermometer often but still want one, these thermometers offer a great balance between utility and cost.

 

Like everything associated with barbecuing and smoking, personal preferences and financial considerations will help you in selecting a thermometer.

 

Maverick ET-733 Barbecue Smoker Meat Thermometer Review

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Maverick ET-733 Barbecue Smoker Meat Thermometer

The Maverick ET-733 Barbecue Smoker Meat Thermometer comes equipped with great new features and upgrades that every Grillmaster won’t be able to live without. Touting a larger orange backlit screen on the receiver,and a wireless range of 300 Feet. Add New Hybrid probes to the mix gives the Grillmaster flexibility and ease of use. The controls are easy to use with 15 new preset temperatures for your standard meats, plus 9 bonus preset temps for game meats- the ET-733 barbecue smoker thermometer does just about everything except put the rub on the meat!

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Maverick ET732 Barbecue Thermometer Review

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Maverick ET732 Barbecue Thermometer
When I first saw theMaverick ET-732 wireless Barbecue Thermometer Set, I didn’t think it was much different from other Barbecue thermometers on the market today, but after a thorough review of this thermometer, I’ve changed my mind.This barbecue thermometer is the perfect tool for anyone who loves to barbecue, smoke or cook and wants their food to turn out perfectly every time. You know how expensive cuts of meat are today and you don’t want to over or under cook you food. Using this barbecue thermometer makes the job easier than you ever thought possible, so you will want to familiarize yourself with the great benefits and features of the Maverick ET-732 Barbecue Thermometer

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